Tomb Raider Skills Guide: Advanced Salvaging

Among the new additions to the Tomb Raider gameplay formula is skill management. In this game Lara posses three different types of skills, related to the three main aspects of the game: surviving, hunting and fighting. The skills are really diverse and all serve a certain, useful purpose: leveling them up will be bring some good advantages whenever you level them up. In the end it all depends on your playstyle: some gamers may be better and uncovering treasures and areas or discovering enemies while some other may be better in the combat sequences of the game. You can improve these skills to improve your abilities in your best field or get some help in some other field where you are not so good. We’re not talking about role playing game level of customization but having a choice is better than having none at all! The inclusion of skills also makes the gameplay experience somewhat deeper. To improve your skills you’ll have to fill Lara’s experience shield, obtaining a single skill point used to improve unlocked skills or unlocking new skills. You will have to invest 7 skill points in rookie skills to unlock the higher tier; to unlock the final tier, seven more points must be used. Get as much experience as you can and you will be able to unlock most skills in the game as soon as possible.

Survivor Skills

  • Advanced Salvaging

Advanced Salvaging is a novice skill which allows Lara to get extra loot from boxes, crates and containers. The extra salvage obtained varies, with up to an extra 50%, depending on the total amount included in each create, box or container. As you can probably tell, it’s very important to learn this skill as soon as possible together with the Survivalist and Bone Collector skills: without salvage it’s impossible to upgrade weapons and this may create problems later on when enemies become a lot stronger and some confrontations will be required to go on with the story mode. Lack of salvage for upgrades means that you may be forced to grind for salvage when unable to move on with the story and no one surely want to grind. The Advanced Salvaging will always grant you extra salvage so it’s really important investing some skill points early on on this novice skill.

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